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Press Release: Omillio Sparks back in Black Hollywood! Sketchin the Roc-a-Fella Blueprint with the Launch of Colossal Films…?

August 26, 2007 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Press Releases

(Akiit.com) 8/26/2007- New York, NY- Omillio Sparks is back on the movie scene with the launch of Colossal Films. Colossal Films, is a new division underneath Colossal Entertainments music umbrella that will mass market and distribute urban street movies. Sparks was once a prominent actor for his former label Rocafella Records, and starred as “Baby Boy” in the Lionsgate Films, State Property 1 & 2. Johnson will be making his own imprint in black Hollywood this fall by releasing his first movie. Omillio teamed up with Shurwil Langston of Tough Struggle Entertainment to release “Soulful” during the holiday season as a straight to DVD movie, and as a bonus DVD packaged with his album, The Payback.

The movie will be distributed through Koch Entertainment and will be sold at FYE , BEST BUY, Circuit City, and other national retail chains. The movie is a coming of age story of a young girl named Rachel nicknamed “Soulful” for her god given talent to sing despite dealing with the adversities of a hard knock life in the streets. The supporting cast deals with six degrees of separation with their own individual struggles which adds edge & suspense to the story. Jamie Knight plays the lead as Rachel aka “Soulful“, with a line-up of co-stars like Omillio Sparks, the film also stars Tray “Poot” Chaney & Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from the critically acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire”. Colossal Films second movie, Expendable is already in the production phase with an all star cast, such as Omillio Sparks, Jim Jones, Tray Chaney, Lauren London aka, New New, from the movie ATL, and more.

Omillio Sparks

Omillio Sparks aka Kenneth Johnson was signed to Rocafella records in the late 90’s by Damon Dash and Shawn Carter. Sparks has starred in three movies, including State Property 1 and 2. Since leaving Rocafella records he has established a new independent label, Colossal Entertainment and now a film division called Colossal Films. Omillio Sparks, the Hip Hop artists has wrote on seven songs on the State Property 1 album and six on State Property 2- writing his verses as well as the hooks. He also wrote the hook for Jay Z’s, I Just Wanna Love You off the Dynasty album and al so had a verse on the single, As One, off of Jay Z’s, Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. He’s also been featured on songs with Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and many others. He’s laid verses to tracks produced by Kanye West, Just Blaze, Johnny J, and Black Keys.

Tough Struggle Entertainment is a film and production company located in Philadelphia, PA. Shurwil Langston founded the company in early 2000 and his responsible for the production and holds the position of the lead casting director for Soulful and the upcoming movie, Expendable.

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